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EC Regulation No 1332/2005
amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1332/2005 of 9 August 2005
(E.C.O.J. 19 August 2005, No L 215)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (¹), and in particular Article 19(3), thereof,

Whereas:

(1) At the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, hereinafter "the Convention", held in Bangkok (Thailand) in October 2004, certain amendments were made to the Appendices to the Convention.

(2) The species Orcaella brevirostris, Cacatua sulphurea, Amazona finschi, Pyxis arachnoides and Chrysalidocarpus decipiens were transfered from Appendix II to the Convention to Appendix I thereto.

(3) The species Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Cattleya trianaei and Vanda coerulea, the Swaziland population of Ceratotherium simum simum (for the exclusive purpose of allowing international trade in hunting trophies and in live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations), the Cuban population of Crocodylus acutus and the Namibian population of Crocodylus niloticus were transfered from Appendix I to the Convention to Appendix II thereto.

(4) The annotations for the listings in Appendix II to the Convention of the species Loxodonta africana (populations of Namibia and South Africa), Euphorbia spp., Orchidaceae, Cistanche deserticola and Taxus wallichiana were amended.

(5) The species Malayemis subtrijuga, Notochelys platynota, Amyda cartilaginea, Carettochelys insculpta, Chelodina mccordi, Uroplatus spp., Carcharodon carcharias (currently listed on Appendix III), Cheilinus undulatus, Lithophaga lithophaga, Hoodia spp., Taxus chinensis, T. cuspidata, T. fuana, T. sumatrana, Aquilaria spp. (except for A. malaccensis, which was already listed in Appendix II), Gyrinops spp. and Gonystylus spp. (previously listed in Appendix III) were included in Appendix II to the Convention.

(6) The species Agapornis roseicollis was deleted from Appendix II to the Convention.

(7) Subsequent to the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, the Chinese populations of the species Chinemys megalocephala, C. nigricans, C. reevesii, Geoemyda spengleri, Mauremys iversoni, M. pritchardi, Ocadia glyhpistoma, O. philippeni, O. sinensis, Sacalia bealei, S. pseudocellata, S. quadriocellata, Palea steindachneri, Pelodiscus axenaria, P. maackii, P. parviformis, P. sinensis and Rafetus swinhoei were subsequently been added to Appendix III of the Convention at the request of China.

(8) None of the Member States have entered a reservation in respect of any of those amendments.

(9) The thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention also adopted new taxonomic references which necessitate the renaming and taxonomic reordering of some of the species listed in the Appendices to the Convention.

(10) The amendments made to Appendices I, II and III to the Convention therefore necessitate amendments to Annexes A, B and C of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97.

(11) Despite the fact that the species Haliaeetus leucocephalus was transfered to Appendix II to the Convention, Article 6(1) of Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds (²) justifies its retention in Annex A of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97.

(12) In accordance with the requirements of Article 12(2) of Council Directive 92/43/EEC of the 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (³), Orcaella brevirostris is already listed in Annex A of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97.

(13) The species Arisaema jacquemontii, A. speciosum, A. triphyllum, Biaris davisii ssp. davisii, Othonna armiana, O. euphorbioides, O. lobata, Adenia fruticosa, A. spinosa, Ceraria gariepina, C. longipedunculata, C. namaquensis, C. pygmaea, C. schaeferi, Trillium catesbaei, T. cernuum, T. flexipes, T. grandiflorum, T. luteum, T. recurvatum and T. undulatum - all currently included in Annex D of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 - are not imported into the Community in such numbers as to warrant monitoring. Those species should therefore be deleted from Annex D.

(14) On the other hand, Selaginella lepidophylla, not currently listed in Annexes A, B, C or D of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 is being imported into the Community in such numbers as to warrant monitoring. That species should therefore be included in Annex D of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97.

(15) The nature of the trade in Harpagophytum spp., currently listed in Annex D of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97, is such that the trade in dead plant material, as well as in live plants, warrants monitoring. The listing of that genus should therefore be amended by the insertion of an annotation to this effect.

(16) In view of the extent of the amendments it is appropriate, for clarity purposes, to replace the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 in its entirety.

(17) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1 
The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2 
This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 9 August 2005.

For the Commission
Stavros Dimas
Member of the Commission

(¹) OJ L 61, 3.3.1997, p. 1.
(²) OJ L 103, 25.4.1979, p. 1.
(³) OJ L 206, 22.7.1992, p. 7.

(Class: Reptilia, Order: Testudinata)
Annex A
Annex B
Annex C
EMYDIDAE
Batagur baska
Clemmys muhlenbergi
Geoclemys hamiltonii
Kachuga tecta
Melanochelys tricarinata
Morenia ocellata
Terrapene coahuila

TESTUDINIDAE
Geochelone nigra
Geochelone radiata
Geochelone yniphora
Gopherus flavomarginatus
Malacochersus tornieri
Psammobates geometricus
Pyxis arachnoides
Pyxis planicauda
Testudo graeca
Testudo hermanni

Testudo kleinmanni
Testudo marginata
Testudo werneri

CHELONIIDAE
Cheloniidae spp.

DERMOCHELYIDAE
Dermochelys coriacea

TRIONYCHIDAE
Apalone ater
Aspideretes gangeticus
Aspideretes hurum
Aspideretes nigricans

CHELIDAE
Pseudemydura umbrina

DERMATEMYDIDAE
Dermatemys mawii

PLATYSTERNIDAE
Platysternon megacephalum

EMYDIDAE
Annamemys annamensis
Callagur borneoensis
Chrysemys picta
Clemmys insculpta
Cuora spp.
Heosemys depressa
Heosemys grandis
Heosemys leytensis
Heosemys spinosa
Hieremys annandalii
Kachuga spp.
Leucocephalon yuwonoi
Malayemys subtrijuga
Mauremys mutica
Notochelys platynota
Orlitia borneensis
Pyxidea mouhotii
Siebenrockiella crassicollis
Terrapene spp.
Trachemys scripta elegans

TESTUDINIDAE
Testudinidae spp.

TRIONYCHIDAE
Amyda cartilaginea
Chitra spp.
Lissemys punctata
Pelochelys spp.

PELOMEDUSIDAE
Erymnochelys madagascariensis
Peltocephalus dumeriliana
Podocnemis spp.

CARETTOCHELYIDAE
Carettochelys insculpta

CHELIDAE
Chelodina mccordi

EMYDIDAE
Chinemys megalocephala
Chinemys nigricans
Chinemys reevesii
Geoemyda spengleri
Mauremys iversoni
Mauremys pritchardi
Ocadia glyphistoma
Ocadia philippeni
Ocadia sinensis
Sacalia bealei
Sacalia pseudocellata
Sacalia quadriocellata TRIONYCHIDAE
Palea steindachneri
Pelodiscus axenaria
Pelodiscus maackii
Pelodiscus parviformis
Pelodiscus sinensis
Rafetus swinhoei
Trionyx triunguis

PELOMEDUSIDAE
Pelomedusa subrufa
Pelusios adansonii
Pelusios castaneus
Pelusios gabonensis
Pelusios niger

The abbreviation «spp.» is used to denote all species of a higher taxon.
Name (of a species or taxon) indicates that it is not listed in the Appendix to the Convention.


EC Regulation No 252/2005
amending Regulation (EC) No 349/2003 suspending the introduction into the Community of specimens of certain species of wild fauna and flora

Commission Regulation (EC) No 252/2005 of 14 February 2005
(E.C.O.J. 15 February 2005, No L 43)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (¹) and in particular Article 19, point 2, thereof,

After consulting the Scientific Review Group,

Whereas:

(1) Article 4(6) of Regulation (EC) No 338/97 provides that the Commission may establish restrictions to the introduction of certain species into the Community in accordance with the conditions laid down in points (a) to (d) thereof.

(2) A list of species, for which the introduction into the Community is suspended, was last established in Commission Regulation (EC) No 349/2003 of 25 February 2003 suspending the introduction into the Community of specimens of certain species of wild fauna and flora (²).

(3) The enlargement of the European Union to 25 Member States from 1 May 2004 requires that all pre-existing suspensions in respect of species originating from the new Member States be deleted from that list.

(4) On the basis of recent information the Scientific Review Group has concluded that the conservation status of certain species listed in Annexes A and B to Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 will be seriously jeopardised if their introduction into the Community from certain countries of origin is not suspended, these species and their countries of origin being the following:

- Blastomussa spp., Cynarina lacrymalis, Plerogyra spp., Trachyphyllia geoffroyi from Indonesia (all specimens except maricultured specimens attached to artificial substrates),

- Chamaeleo gracilis from Benin (wild and ranched specimens),

- Euphorbia bulbispina and Euphorbia guillauminiana from Madagascar,

- Geochelone pardalis from Mozambique (ranched specimens),

- Mantella aurantiaca, Pachypodium rosulatum, Pachypodium sofiance from Madagascar,

- Naja spp. from Lao People's Democratic Republic,

- Psittacus erithacus from Nigeria,

- Ursus arctos from the province of British Columbia, Canada (hunting trophies).

(5) The Scientific Review Group has also concluded that the suspension of the introduction into the Community of the species Psittacus erithacus from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is no longer warranted by virtue of its conservation status.

(6) The Scientific Review Group has concluded that the introduction into the Community of Chrysemys picta and Oxyura jamaicensis presents an ecological threat to wild species of fauna and flora indigenous to the Community and should therefore be suspended.

(7) The countries of origin of the species which are subject to the new restrictions to introduction into the Community pursuant to this Regulation have all been consulted.

(8) Article 41 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1808/2001 of 30 August 2001, laying down detailed rules concerning the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (³), contains provisions for the implementation by the Member States of the restrictions established by the Commission.

(9) The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 349/2003 should therefore be amended accordingly, and for clarity purposes, replaced.

(10) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1 
The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 349/2003 is replaced by the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2 
This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 14 February 2005.

For the Commission
Markos Kyprianou
Member of the Commission

(¹) OJ L 61, 3.3.1997, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 834/2004 (OJ L 127, 29.4.2004, p. 40).
(²) OJ L 51, 26.2.2003, p. 3. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 776/2004 (OJ L 123, 27.4.2004, p. 31).
(³) OJ L 250, 19.9.2001, p. 1.

 

ANNEX
Specimens of species included in Annex B to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 whose introduction into the Community is suspended

(Class: Reptilia, Order: Testudinata)
Species
Source(s) covered
Specimen(s) covered
Countries of origin
Basis in Article 4(6), Point:
Emydidae
Callagur borneoensisWildAllAllb
Chrysemys pictaAllLiveLived
Cuora amboinensisWildAllMalaysiab
Trachemys scripta elegansAllLiveAlld
Testudinidae
Geochelone chilensisWildAllArgentinab
WildLiveAllc
Geochelone denticulataWildAllBolivia, Ecuadorb
WildLiveAllc
Geochelone elegansWildAllBangladesh, Pakistanb
WildLiveAllc
Geochelone giganteaWildAllSeychellesb
Geochelone pardalisWildAllDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Tanzaniab
RanchedAllMozambiqueb
Geochelone platynotaWildAllMyanmarb
Gopherus agassiziiWildAllAllb
Gopherus berlandieriWildAllAllb
Gopherus polyphemusWildAllUnited States of Americab
Homopus areolatusWildLiveAllc
Homopus boulengeriWildLiveAllc
Homopus femoralisWildLiveAllc
Homopus signatusWildLiveAllc
Indotestudo elongataWildAllBangladesh, China, Indiab
Indotestudo forsteniiWildAllAllb
Kinixys bellianaWildAllMozambiqueb
RanchedAllBenin, Mozambiqueb
WildLiveAllc
Kinixys erosaWildAllTogob
WildLiveAllc
Kinixys homeanaRanchedAllBeninb
WildLiveAllc
Kinixys natalensisWildLiveAllc
Manouria emysWildAllBangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailandb
WildLiveAllc
Manouria impressaWildAllAll (except Vietnam)b
WildLiveAllc
Psammobates spp.WildLiveAllc
Pyxis arachnoidesWildAllAllb
WildLiveAllc
Testudo horsfieldiiWildLiveAllc
WildAllChina, Pakistanb
Pelomedusidae
Erymnochelys madagascariensisWildAllMadagascarb
Podocnemis erythrocephalaWildAllColombia, Venezuelab
Podocnemis expansaWildAllColombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuelab
Podocnemis lewyanaWildAllAllb
Podocnemis sextuberculataWildAllPerub
Podocnemis unifilisWildAllSurinameb

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